Sheridan County

Members of Dayton's Planning Board reviewed state and Sheridan County floodplain revisions in a meeting this week as city officials put together a new floodplain ordinance for its residents by the end of the year.

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Highway 14 is now open. News Director Leslie Stratmoen received the update from Ronda Holwell of the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

Coffeen Elementary School in Sheridan is receiving national honors this week, as one of three Wyoming schools to receive a Blue Ribbon award for excellence.

A college freshman from Sheridan is Chadron State's new rodeo queen. 18-year-old Bailey McLean was crowned Friday night during festivities at the college in Nebraska.

Ranchester officials hope to supplement their town's $1.9 million in capital facilities tax revenues with enough money from other sources to finance more than $3 million in projects over the next eight years.

The town of Dayton will spend more than half its $1.92 million share of capital facilities tax funds on upgrades to the three-cell lagoon that comprises the city's waste-water treatment system.

The Sheridan County Capital Facilities Tax Task Force has launched an informational website at www.sheridancountycaptax.com containing detailed information on the Capital Facilities Tax , referred to as the Cap Tax election slated for November 5.

In early June of this year, the Wyoming Rural Development Council conducted a community assessment for the mountain community of Story. Residents had a chance to give their opinions and ideas of what they would like to see regarding the future of Story.

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